March 2015, Vol. 242, No. 3

Features

Tackling Valve Misalignment Problems

Valve misalignments are a real issue in the petrochemical industry where misalignments in tank fields and blending areas can result in financial losses from product quality and environmental safety issues. This article describes an electronic pin board software solution developed by Matrix Technologies, Inc., a certified member of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), to mitigate valve misalignments and improve efficiency in the alignment process. It also details some of the underlying technologies used in the software and the gains that have resulted from its use. Project Background Integrated systems have been a control standard in the petroleum industry for quite some time.

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